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of their surviving -- [inaudible] >> what this government has done is, first of all,tive the biggest -- give the biggest increase in the state pension of five pounds, 30 last year. we've kept the cold weather payments at the high level, and we're replacing the warm front scheme, and while that helps something like 80,000 houses a year, the eco could help up to 230,000 houses a year. that is what we're doing, and it's a record we should be proud of. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the prime minister should know that the ons have recently released figures that show there were 24,000 extra cold weather deaths over the winter of 2010-2012. the majority of those who perished were over the age of 75. so, mr. speaker, can i ask the prime minister if he thinkshis governnt should do more to help the elderly and the vulnerable and less to help
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millionaires with tax cuts? >> as i just said, we are doing more to help elderly and the vulnerable. a record state increase, bigger than what the party opposite would have done keeping cold weather payments at the higher level that the last government only introduced before the election. keeping our promise on winter fuel payments, taking all of those steps and making sure, again, something never done by the party opposite that energy companies will have to put people on the lowest tariffs. that is a record we can be proud of. >> steve basic. >> mr. speaker -- [inaudible] my constituency is enb during a hideous regulatory fast thanks to the health and safety executive and the european union. the british economy is very reliant on smallnd medium businesses far less able to cope with bad regulation particularly when it's badly administer inside the u.k.
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>> my honorable friend is absolutely right. businesses large andsml are complaining about the burden of regulation. not just the burden of regular ration from europe -- regulation from europe, but more generally. and that ishy we should be fighting in europe for a more flexible europe and a europe where we see regulations come off. but the view of the party opposite is sit back, do nothing and never listen to the british >> you have been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. watch any time at, where you can find video asked by ministers questions and other are just public affairs programs. >> this event has been phenomenal. we have had more companies with
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more innovation and more excitement than i can ever recall. chairman just made a huge announcement, -- not only for wi-fi, but other products you cannot even envision. the first product like that was a garage door opener. >> does washington understand this world? >> i would like to think that we do. being care, interacting with the people who make these devices was a part of that. it enabled us to understand the effects of our decisions are going to be. when we talk about spectrum in washington, it is often in the abstract. you hear about the spectrum crunch, and there is not enough for the service or that surface -- service. when you come here, you are able to see -- wi-fi is able to allow you to have 300 plus megabits per second of data throughput.
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that would let you watch hdtv on a wireless device very easily. >> the latest on technology and policy from this years consumer consumer electronics show. monday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span two. >> tonight, i'd look at today's official swearing-in ceremonies. vice president joe biden takes the oath of office from justice sonia sotomayor. then, the wreath laying ceremony. then, president obama officially sworn in for a second term by chief justice john roberts. >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united
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states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your god.
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gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he can know what is good and give him the courage to always do what is right. walk close by him so that he can do justice and labored tirelessly for a more just and gentle world. empower him to be a voice for those without a voice. for those on the margins, so easy -- easily overlook, you will judge us all for how we care for those among us. continue to give him the humility to call upon him in times of need and with the gift of faith given to him by his church and family, help him to always know of your presence.
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lord, protect our president and vice president in their service to us all. we thank you for the blessings of peace and liberty. we honor the sacrifices of so many in our foreign service and civil service, to safeguard these blessings daily. we renew our pledge how as citizens to join them in that noble labor, to always work for the common good and help us to set aside self-interest and meet one another on the common ground to which you call us. o, generous god, have given us so much. we humbly offer these gifts for the good of others and how the greater glory, amen. >> mr. vice-president, are you ready? >> i am. >> please repeat after me. i, joseph r. biden jr. do
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solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. [repeats] against all enemies foreign and domestic [repeats] then i will bear of faith and allegiance to the same and take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. [repeats] i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of which i am about to enter [repeats] so help me god. [repeats] >> congratulations. [applause]
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>> madam justice, these are some of my friends. [laughter] i want to explain to you what a wonderful honor it was, how much out of her way she had to go. she is due in new york and has to leave right now. i apologize, we will walk out to her car, waiting, so that she can catch a train if i have not caused her to miss it. i am going to meet the president in the traditional laying a wreath at the tomb over at arlington. i will be back, they tell me, in 40 minutes. i hope that some of you will
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still be here. i thank you very, very much for sharing this moment with my wife and i. madam justice, it has been a great honor. thank you. [applause]
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>> please remain behind the rail and chain.
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>> these raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- [repeats] that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states repeats] and will come into the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states so help you god. [repeats] congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you so much.
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all right. thank you, everybody. >> on this eve of the presidential inauguration ceremony, president obama, vice president biden, the first lady and jill biden speak to donors before tomorrow's inauguration ceremony.president obama talked about how tomorrow's another duration should remind americans of their role to promote a common goods and pass on a worthy legacy for future generations. this is about 25 minutes. >> good evening,. thank you so much for joining us tonight. more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you have shown us since we began this long journey together.
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we would not be here without your help. that means so much to joe.nd jill.-- h joe and i are thrilled. i know you feel the same way, to have barack obama as our president for another four years. [applause] and michelle as first lady. [applause] i may be a little biased, but i cannot think of a better man than my husband to help our president lead our country for the next four years. [applause] as long as he has the privilege of serving this nation, i know that joe will keep fighting for american people every day. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming my husband, our vice president, joe biden. [applause]
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>> hello. i am joe biden, husband, and i am delighted to be with you all here. let me begin with the simplest of statements. thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. you are the only reason that we are here. thank you for support, thank you for being here, and most of all, thank you for believing in us. ladies and gentlemen, i have been honored to serve as vice president. but i have been especially honored to serve as barack obama's vice president. this man has already done a remarkable job. historic health care reform, to supreme court appointees, ending the war in iraq and about two and the war in afghanistan, and stating forthrightly his support for marriage equality. i want you to know something
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else about this guy. he is just getting started. [applause] he is just getting started. in the weeks and months ahead, we are going to reduce gun violence here in america. we are going to pass comprehensive immigration reform. we are going to put this nation's economy on a sustainable path to the future. ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honor to introduce you to a magnificent first lady, michelle obama and the guy she hangs out with, my friend, president barack obama. [applause] hey.
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[applause] i thought you weren't coming out! i thought you weren't coming. thought you changed your mind. [applause] >> hi, everybody. [applause] excuse our tardiness, but you know what? when stevie wonder has a few words to say to you, you don't rush stevie wonder. pardon our delay. [applause] thank you so much. thank you for that kind introduction. more importantly, thank you for your leadership. [applause] i love joe biden. [applause] i love jill a li me. [laughter]
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but i want to thank you both for making this journey so much more fun. our families have bonded and this has just been a phenomenal four years. i am ready to do four more with both of you. most of all, i want to thank all of you here tonight for everything you have done to bring this inauguration to life. this weekend has been such a wonderful celebration for our people, and for the future, and we know that none of it could have happened without all of you. that is why it is so important for all of us to be here and spend some time with you. this weekend, as we look ahead to the next four years, we should absolutely take some time to truly enjoy this next few days.
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the last one was kind of fast. we have all agreed we are going to take some time to just read in and enjoy it. let's also remember that this inauguration is about more than all of the events that we will all enjoy this weekend. it is about more than swearing in a president. it is about more than what we accomplish together over the next four years. it is also about the opportunity we have to make a difference in people's lives. [applause] the truth is, it is about our opportunity to continue to lift up our families, to help more of our children achieve their dreams, and to put our country on a solid foundation, not just for these next few years, but for generations to come. tonight, let us rededicate ourselves to that work. let us keep building on the progress that we have made, and
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let's keep working and fighting and pushing forward. forward. [applause] forward. to make the real changes happen. that is what this man, my husband, has been doing for the last four years. [applause] and let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming, individual grow into the man and the president that he is. we have seen him every single day, his integrity, his character, his sense of humor -- [laughter] his compassion, his courage, and no matter what the obstacle, we have seen him be so steady facing the challenges that lie ahead. as always, held true to one, unwavering belief.
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that is that we love this country and we can all work together to change it. so, ladies and gentlemen, it is my distinct honor and pleasure to welcome the love of my life, and our president for the next four years, barack obama. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody. good evening. first of all, i love michelle obama. [applause] and to address the most significant events of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good.
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as president, you make a lot of important decisions. probably the most important decision is who is going to be your partner during the course of your presidency. there have been some decisions i got right, some, maybe folks might question. one decision i know was absolutely correct, absolutely spot on, was my choice of vice president. i could not have a better partner than joe biden. and joe biden could not have a better partner than dr. jill biden. we love these folks. give them a round of applause. [applause] some of you may have heard the story of andrew jackson's inaugural reception.hearty goers
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got so rowdy -- partygoers got so rowdy, they broke several thousand dollars worth of white house china. so my first big thank you tonight is to the national building museum for hosting us. here. [applause] i also want to thank the source for their outstanding entertainment. the u.s. navy sea chanters and the guy who has been known to make pretty good music, mr. stevie wonder. [applause] i am delivering another speech tomorrow. so, tonight i am going to be pretty brief. there are a limited amount of good lines, and i do not want to use them all up tonight. my main purpose tonight is to say thank you. as i look out on the room, we have people of all walks of life.
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every state, city, suburb. people who have invested so much heart, soul, time, money, energy, and one of the things that made this campaign unique was the degree of investment and ownership people had in this common project of ours. you understood this was not just about the candidate. not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we are willing to fight to make sure those values live, not just for today, but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that, when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves.
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it moves forward. that is part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. yesterday americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. what the inauguration reminds us of is the role we have as fellow citizens. the sense that there is something larger than ourselves. that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this years inauguration is our people and our future. throughout my career, that has always given me energy and inspiration and hope, what has allowed me to stand up when i have been knocked down our folks like you.
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the decency, the goodness, the resilience. the neighborliness. the patriotism. the sense of duty, the sense of responsibility, of the american people. you have inspired me throughout. whenever i think about the challenges that joe and i, jill and michele face, we know that we stand amongst friends and colleagues and fellow citizens. and that the work is not just ours, we are working together. i just want to say thank you. thank you very much. [applause] thank you. thank you.

Presidential Swearing- In Ceremony
CSPAN January 21, 2013 12:30am-1:00am EST

Series/Special. The official swearing-in ceremonies for President Obama and Vice President Biden.

TOPIC FREQUENCY Us 15, Joe Biden 7, Europe 5, Barack Obama 4, United States 3, Sonia Sotomayor 2, Stevie 2, Washington 2, Michelle Obama 2, I. Madam 1, H Joe 1, Barack Hussein Obama 1, Biden 1, John Roberts 1, Mr. Speaker 1, Nd Jill 1, Joe 1, Joseph R. Biden 1, Let Us Rededicate 1, Lord 1
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